Female Basics STD Test

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Female Basics STD Test

Female Basics STD Test

CHF 89 CHF 99 saving CHF 10

Female Basics STD Test

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Tests for chlamydia & gonorrhea infection, which can lead to infertility even without symptoms
Sample collection conveniently and discreetly from home
Results online within 1-2 days, including official lab report
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The Female Basics STD Test is a medical test specially designed for sampling at home. When taking the sample, you take a swab from your vaginal mucosa with the enclosed test stick. This is similar to inserting a tampon. Your sample will be analyzed by an accredited Swiss laboratory, SYNLAB.

After you have taken your sample, you send it to our laboratory partner. To do this, pack the test tube in the enclosed return box and drop it in a Swiss Post letterbox. You will receive your results online 1-2 working days later.

Why women should regularly do a Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test

Most common STD in women

According to a study by the American CDC, 1 in 20 women has chlamydia - often unknowingly.

Up to 80% of cases are asymptomatic

In a large number of cases, especially chlamydia does not cause any symptoms. The only way to clarify is a test.

An untreated infection can lead to infertility

Chlamydia or gonorrhea infection that is not recognized and treated due to lack of symptoms can damage the ovaries and fallopian tubes and thus lead to infertility.

If diagnosed in time, chlamydia & gonorrhea can be easily treated with antibiotics

With regular testing after sexual contact, you can easily avoid serious consequences such as infertility.

How Chlamydia causes infertility

In Switzerland, 3-10% of the sexually active population is affected by chlamydia - among young sexually active persons even up to 13%. This number has remained constant over the last few years. 70% of the affected persons are women.

The common thing about a chlamydia infection is that for a long time there are no symptoms at all, but the infection can be passed on unsuspectingly during the next sexual contact. Particularly problematic for women is that the infection can ascend to the fallopian tubes or ovaries, where a permanent inflammatory reaction can alter the tissue, cause it to stick together and ultimately make it infertile - completely without symptoms.

Dr. Robert Döring, Chief Medical Officer @ Health Yourself

How the test works

Get your test kit ready in the bathroom & pants down

Your test kit contains everything you need for sample collection.

 

Do a vaginal swab with the test stick

Sounds more complicated than it is - you simply insert the test stick like a tampon.

Seal test stick in test tubes

Open the lid, insert the test stick, close the lid, and you're done.

Pack sample tubes in return box & off to the post office

Drop the enclosed prepaid return box in a mailbox to send your sample to the lab.

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Female Basics STD Test

CHF69 CHF89.00
  • ✔️Vaginal swab testing for chlamydia & gonorrhea in women
  • ✔️Right choice after vaginal sex or receiving oral sex to protect from unnecessary infertility
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Add-on Oral Test

CHF69 CHF89.00

✔️Throat swab testing men and women for chlamydia & gonorrhea

✔️Add-on to rule out chlamydia or gonorrhea in the throat after oral sex
 
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Male Basics Test

CHF89

✔️Urine test checking for chlamydia & gonorrhea in men

✔️Have your partner take a test as well to make sure they don't infect you
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What if I test positive for Chlamydia or Gonorrhea?

As part of your results, you will receive an official laboratory report from our accredited laboratory partner. Accordingly, laboratory reports are recognized by physicians in Switzerland and can serve as a basis for treatment.
 
Treatment usually consists of 1-2 weeks of antibiotic therapy. After that, retesting is recommended to make sure that the infection has been treated successfully.

More about Chlamydia & Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Symptoms

Gonorrhoea, also known as Tripper or The Clap. Many people who have Gonorrhoea show symptoms within 2 weeks after contracting it. Sometimes it takes up to several months before symptoms show. However, 50% of women and 10% of men do not develop any obvious symptoms. Thus, many of them unknowingly infect their partners.

The most common symptom you experience? Very unpleasant bathroom breaks, because of pain with urinating and abnormal discharge.

If you have symptoms, these usually show 1-10 days after you contracted Gonorrhoea. Typical symptoms include:

Women

    • Unusual vaginal discharge: watery/thin and a yellow/greenish colour
    • Pain or a burning sensation while urinating
    • Pain or tenderness in the lower abdominal area
    • Bleeding between periods
    • Heavier periods
    • Bleeding after sex

Men

    • Unusual discharge from the penis, with a white, yellow or green colour
    • Pain or a burning sensation while urinating
    • Inflammation or swelling of the foreskin
    • Pain or tenderness in the testicles

In case you experience symptoms, we do recommend seeing a doctor.

Source: NHS, Mayo Clinic

Long-term impact

  • Women

    10-20% of untreated cases of Gonorrhoea lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Together with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea is the most common cause of PID. PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It may ultimately result in chronic pain or infertility. As the symptoms of PID can be mild, you may not be aware of having it until the damage is done.

    Unborn child

    If a you have a PID and it is not timely treated, it may cause the fertilized egg to nest outside of the womb (ectopic pregnancy). It can not survive there.

    When you have a regular pregnancy, Gonorrhoea can cause a premature birth or even a miscarriage. Gonorrhoea may also be passed on to the baby, potentially leading to an eye infection. If untreated, such infection can cause permanent vision damage.

    Men

    Men are less susceptible to long term effects, but you remain contagious to your sex partners. The most common longer term effect is a painful infection in the testicles and prostate gland. In rare cases this may lead to reduced fertility.

    Sources: NHS, Mayo Clinic

Who gets it?

Trends

In 2019, there were 3.917 cases of Gonorrhoea in Switzerland. In other words: 46 of every 100'000 persons were diagnosed with Gonorrhoea last year. The highest risk group are non-heterosexual men, aged 25-44. Roughly 3'000 of every 100'000 are diagnosed with Gonorrhoea every year. In the past 3 years, the number of infections was booming 📈.

"Thanks" to the Corona lockdown, there seems to be a temporary drop in the numbers of the past few months. Likely this has 2 reasons:

  1. We cut down on our social lives, so we probably ran less risks
  2. During Corona, many people avoided the doctor for non-urgent matters

Now that almost everybody is picking up their social lives again, the expectation is that more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will be reported.

Risk groups

Gonorrhoea is most often diagnosed with non-heterosexual men, of all ages. In 1 out of 6 cases, the "victim" is female. Almost 1 out of 3 concerns heterosexual men. Gonorrhoea is more widely spread in cities and suburbs, than in the less populated countryside. Especially Kantons Zürich, Basel City and Geneva are risk areas.

Using a condom is reducing your risks of contracting Gonorrhoea by some 80%, so that is not a guarantee to stay clean.

Test advice

We have analysed the numbers of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG). We have combined these data with research on the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases within Switzerland. With a few clicks we are able to give you a personalised test advice, based on your gender, age and sexual preference.

Are you at increased risk for Gonorrhoea? Find out with our free Test Advisor.

Test Advisor keyboard_arrow_right

Sources: Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), publicly available research

Oral & anal sex

Can you get Gonorrhoea from oral or anal sex? Yes. Gonorrhoea can be transferred with oral or anal contact. So regardless of who is in the lead, if doggy style and 69 bear no secrets for you, you may have run more risks than you were aware of.

The mouth, throat and anus can't just transfer Gonorrhoea: you can also be infected there. And even in your eyes (!). In your mouth and throat you do not usually experience symptoms. Gonorrhoea in your anus can cause discomfort, pain and irregular discharge. In your eyes you can experience irritation, pain, swelling and discharge.

We offer not just vaginal & urine tests, but also Oral and Anal tests.

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Source: NHS

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis

The only way to diagnose Gonorrhoea, is by getting tested. A doctor may decide to prescribe you a treatment without even testing, if:

  • You have been warned by an (ex-)partner, who was diagnosed with Gonorrhoea
  • You show symptoms

This is a very pragmatic approach and it is at the discretion of a doctor to decide so. If you want to avoid the unnecessary intake of antibiotics, it is worth asking the doctor to test you as well.

If you do show symptoms, but you haven't yet been to a doctor, take action immediately and order a lab test. Usually our lab reports are available 3 working days after taking a test. In case of a positive test (this means: Gonorrhoea was found), discuss your lab report with a doctor. Our lab reports are written in 4 languages, so you can bring them to any Swiss doctor and many international doctors.

Choosing a doctor

If the test showed Gonorrhoea, it takes a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to prescribe a treatment. Do you prefer to not involve your family doctor? If you are even registered with one in the first place? There are several alternatives:

  • Chat doctor, e.g. MiSANTO
  • Video doctor, e.g. EE Doctors
  • The TelMed services offered by your healthcare insurer

Treatment

Gonorrhoea is typically treated with antibiotics: an injection in your thigh or buttocks, followed by a tablet. Which exact antibiotics you are given depends on factors like:

  • Do you have allergies?
  • Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Do your symptoms indicate there might be complications?

No sex!

Don't have sex from the moment you were diagnosed until the end of your treatment, as you are putting your partner in danger. If your partner was infected as well, wait with sex till you are both clean. Some antibiotics require you to abstain until a week after taking them.

Inform sex partners

Gonorrhoea is transmitted primarily through sex. You got it from someone else, who may not be aware of having it. If you had sex with more than one person since your last test, you may have infected them as well. Inform everyone whom you had sex with since the last time you have tested.

Retest

It is recommended to confirm being clean with a retest, 2 weeks after you have finished the treatment. Obviously, if symptoms persist a retest is also recommended. If your initial test was with us, you qualify for a discount on your retest. Please contact our Support.

Source: NHS

Chlamydia

Symptoms

50% of men and even 70% of women who have Chlamydia don't show symptoms. Many people unknowingly infect their partners. The most common symptom you experience? A text message from an ex, who claim they got it from you or gave it to you.

If you have symptoms, these usually show 1-3 weeks after you contracted Chlamydia. Typical symptoms include:

Women

  • Pain while urinating
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in the tummy or pelvis
  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding between periods

Men

  • Pain while urinating
  • White, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Burning or itching in the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body)
  • Pain in the testicles

In case you experience symptoms, we do recommend seeing a doctor.

Source: NHS

Long-term impact

  • Women

    Untreated Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are the most common causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It may ultimately lead to chronic pain or infertility. As the symptoms of PID can be mild, you may not be aware of having it until the damage is done.

    Unborn child

    If you have a PID and it is not timely treated, it may cause the fertilized egg to nest outside of the womb (ectopic pregnancy). It can not survive there.

    When you have a regular pregnancy, the gynaecologist usually tests you for Chlamydia, as Chlamydia can cause a premature birth. Chlamydia may also be passed on to the baby, leading to e.g. pneumonia or an eye infection.

    Men

    Men do not always suffer long term effects, but you remain contagious to your sex partners. The most common longer term effect is inflammation of the testicles. This can lead to Reactive Arthritis and even infertility.

    Sources: NHS, Mayo Clinic

Who gets it?

Trends

In 2019, there were 12.410 cases of Chlamydia in Switzerland. In other words: 145 of every 100'000 persons were diagnosed with Chlamydia last year in Switzerland. The highest risk group are young women, aged 20-24. Almost 1'100 of every 100'000 are diagnosed with Chlamydia every year. Since the year 2000, the numbers continue to increase rapidly 📈.

"Thanks" to the Corona lockdown, there seems to be a temporary drop in the numbers of the past few months. Likely this has 2 reasons:

  1. We cut down on our social lives, so we probably ran less risks
  2. During Corona, many people avoided the doctor for non-urgent matters

Now that almost everybody is picking up their social lives again, the expectation is that more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will be reported.

Risk groups

Chlamydia is most often diagnosed with young sexually active people. Sexual preference (straight, gay, etc.) doesn't seem to make much of a difference. 59% of the "victims" are female, 40% are male. Chlamydia is more widely spread in cities and suburbs, than in the less populated countryside. Especially Kantons Geneva, Basel City and Zürich are risk areas.

Using a condom is reducing your risks of contracting Chlamydia by some 80%, so that is not a guarantee to stay clean.

Test advice

We have analysed the numbers of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG). We have combined these data with research on the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases within Switzerland. With a few clicks we are able to give you a personalised test advice, based on your gender, age and sexual preference.

Are you at increased risk for Chlamydia? Find out with our free Test Advisor.

Test Advisor keyboard_arrow_right

Sources: Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), publicly available research

Oral & anal sex

Can you get Chlamydia from oral or anal sex? Yes. Chlamydia can be transferred with oral or anal contact. So unless missionary is your one and only position, you may have run more risks than you were aware of.

The mouth, throat and anus can't just transfer Chlamydia: you can also be infected there. And even in your eyes (!). In your mouth and throat you do not usually experience symptoms. Chlamydia in your anus can cause discomfort and irregular discharge. In your eyes you can experience redness, pain and discharge.

We offer not just vaginal & urine tests, but also Oral and Anal tests.

Buy Tests shopping_cart

Source: NHS

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis

The only way to diagnose Chlamydia is by getting tested. A doctor may decide to prescribe you a treatment without even testing, if:

  • You have been warned by an (ex-)partner, who was diagnosed with Chlamydia
  • You show symptoms

This is a very pragmatic approach and it is at the discretion of a doctor to decide so. If you want to avoid the unnecessary intake of antibiotics, it is worth asking the doctor to test you as well.

If you do show symptoms, but you haven't yet been to a doctor, take action immediately and order a lab test. Usually our lab reports are available 3 working days after taking a test. In case of a positive test (this means: Chlamydia was found), discuss your lab report with a doctor. Our lab reports are written in 4 languages, so you can bring them to any Swiss doctor and many international doctors.

Choosing a doctor

If the test showed Chlamydia, it takes a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to prescribe a treatment. Do you prefer to not involve your family doctor? If you are even registered with one in the first place? There are several alternatives:

  • Chat doctor, e.g. MiSANTO
  • Video doctor, e.g. EE Doctors
  • The TelMed services offered by your healthcare insurer

Treatment

Chlamydia is typically treated with antibiotics. Which exact antibiotics you are given depends on factors like:

  • Do you have allergies?
  • Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Do your symptoms indicate there might be complications?

No sex!

Don't have sex from the moment you were tested until the end of your treatment, as you are putting your partner in danger. If your partner was infected as well, wait with sex till you are both clean. Some antibiotics require you to abstain until a week after taking them.

Inform sex partners

Chlamydia is transmitted primarily through sex. You got it from someone else, who may not be aware of having it. If you had sex with more than one person since your last test, you may have infected them as well. Inform everyone whom you had sex with since the last time you have tested.

Retest

If symptoms persist, a retest is recommended. People under 25 are strongly advised to retest after 3 months, even without symptoms. If your initial test was with us, you qualify for a discount on your retest. Please contact our Support.

Source: NHS

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